Former French President Valerie Giscard d’Estaing (held the post from 1974-1981) died at the age of 94 on Wednesday. This was reported by the agency France-Presse.
The cause of his death was the COVID-19 disease, his relatives told the agency.
It is reported that the former president of the politician died at his estate of Auton, located in the department of Loire-et-Cher. In mid-November, Giscard d’Estaing was admitted to a hospital in the city of Tours in western France due to heart failure. On September 14 this year, the former president was also hospitalized in Paris due to a lung infection. Then he underwent treatment at the Georges Pompidou Hospital.
Valerie Giscard d’Estaing, who served as president for seven years, from 1974 to 1981, was one of the most influential French politicians. Participant in the liberation of Paris during the Second World War, a minister in the government of General Charles de Gaulle, the former head of France, until the end of his days as part of the French Academy.